in the aging services industry

An opportunity to recognize important breakthroughs in aging services

Mather Institute created the Innovative Research on Aging Awards to recognize excellent applied research that offers important implications for the aging services industry and inspires next practices.

Get recognized and rewarded for your important efforts

Entry Guidelines:

Researchers and authors who have peer-reviewed journal articles published between March 2020 and March 2021 are invited to apply. This includes articles published online ahead of print.  The research must be applicable to a relevant area, including:

  • supporting the senior living workforce
  • technological advancements for older adults
  • programs that support health and well-being of senior living residents
  • aging in place

Evaluation Criteria:

Applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • quality of research
  • actionable research findings and recommendations
  • relevance to important problems in the senior living industry
  • innovation

Monetary Awards:

The gold award recipient will receive $2,000; up to four silver awards will each receive $1,000; and up to five bronze awards will each receive $500.

The 2021 call for entries is currently closed. Awards will be announced in August.

Get an overview of the latest research that is impacting the lives of older adults

Get an overview of the most relevant research published in the past year—the studies selected as winners of the Innovative Research on Aging Awards.

Download 2020 Report